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Groups earn Sims grants

The J. Marion Sims Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in grants to local organizations that it says enhance health and wellness in Lancaster County and neighboring communities.

According to a news release this week, the recipients were:

• Catawba Care Coalition was awarded $202,500 over three years for its Holistic Health Collaborative to expand education and treatment services for HIV-AIDS in Lancaster, Great Falls and Fort Lawn.

• The Great Falls Rescue Squad was awarded $180,000 for equipment upgrades.

• Lancaster County First Steps Partnership was awarded $145,077 over three years to provide nursing services for day-care centers.

• The Lancaster County school district was awarded $91,083 over three years for fourth-grade swimming and water safety programs.

• The Lancaster Fatherhood Project was awarded $77,700 over two years to improve access to health education and services for low-income fathers.

• The Chester County Literacy Council was awarded $699,901 for its workplace literacy program in Great Falls.

• The Fort Lawn Community Center was awarded $150,00 for its basic skills, family, parenting, computer, workplace and citizenship literacy programs.

• The Lancaster County Literacy Council was awarded $60,000 for its workplace literacy program.

• The York Technical College Foundation was awarded $98,000 for the college's workplace literacy program.

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